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Kenneth Barge

Kenneth S. Barge Jr.

Friday, May 13th, 1932 - Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Kenneth S. Barge Jr., 88, of Liverpool, entered into eternal rest on May 31, 2020 at the Premier at Susquehanna, Millersburg PA.
He was born on May 13, 1932 in Middletown and was the son of the late Kenneth S. Sr. and Catherine (Librandi) Barge. He was known around town as Sketz.
Ken was of the Methodist faith and was a proud US Navy Veteran having served during the Korean War. He was retired from the former Fruehauf Corp. where he was a superintendent. Ken also was the owner of the former Sketz’s Brass Rail and Siler’s Café in Middletown. He also worked as a painter and wall paper man for many years.
He enjoyed the outdoors and traveling but his most cherished times were when the whole family got together in his Liverpool, PA home.
In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Kinsey and Robert Stinson as well as a sister-in-law, Ginge Stinson.
Ken is survived by his loving wife, Karen Barge with whom he enjoyed 40 loving, happy, very special years and misses him desperately; five children, Keith Biter and his wife Becky, Dana Kornfeld and her husband Ross, Brenda Arnold and her husband Terry, Stacey Burrows, and Kim Lahnstein and her husband Steve; a sister, Edith “Sis” Kinsey; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In keeping with Ken’s wishes, there will be no memorial services.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at Alz.org or to St. Jude’s at Stjude.org.
To send condolences online, please visit, www.matinchekfuneralhome.com
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Mark Henderson

Posted at 08:29pm
Stacey and Dana,

So sorry to hear about your dad. Lots of Swim Club memories going on right now. You’ll all be in my thoughts!

Mark Henderson
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Jackie Stinson

Posted at 11:55pm
This quote really describes Ken "No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness." -- Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Bishop. What a Great Brother-In-Law he was! Ken always lent a helping hand to others. " ... “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”- Corinthians 2:9-16." He now can enjoy the wonders of heaven.
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Alex and Sherry Tauscher

Posted at 08:46am
Sending our deepest sympathy to all. You are in our hearts.
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Brenda Arnold

Posted at 07:59pm
Pop, Terry and I miss you so much. You are the best Dad anyone could have asked for. Always there, always ready to help, always loving. You had the best laugh. We miss our Sunday visits with you and wish we could have seen you one last time before God called you home. Love you with all my heart.

Brenda
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Becky

Posted at 07:44pm
Pop, I now have added another hole to my heart. Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories the past 30 years being apart of your family. You have always made me feel so special, telling me all the time how beautiful my smile was. And I will cherish that forever. And I promise you I will always be there for Karen and guide her through this difficult time. I was so proud to give you two wonderful grandsons who idolized you and were so proud to have you as their pap pap and will miss you terribly. Now for Amelia and Kennedy your two great granddaughters who always asked when going to see you, is pap pap still at the doctor's, now I have to explain to them Jesus took your hand and you are now flying high with all the angels. Until we meet again pop. Love ya your favorite daughter in law 💔
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